Texture Tuesday featuring: suede trends and one of our Limited Edition pillows
Suede has made its appearance once again this upcoming fall season. Soft and tactile suede is making a statement in the fashion and home decor world. Offered in understated neutrals or soft hued colors, suede really hones in on the relaxed feel to the season’s fashion. But don’t just stop at neutrals and soft colors, bring it on in neon and bright shades as well. Suede these days has become a big player in Spring runway collections and now the appearance of suede in stores usually means that spring is right around the corner.
For suede to look appropriate in summer, it needs to feel light. Colors like tan, beige, and light gray are great in the summer. So are strappy open styles that expose a lot of skin or lightweight suedes that drape on the body and are truly comfortable and wearable in warmer months. We love suede shoes with brightly colored summer dresses as well has suede jackets, which can spruce up every warm weathered outfit.
Suede furniture has become a staple in many homes and is easy to clean and soft to the touch. We love curling up on our suede couch and relaxing while staying out of the Austin heat! XO PG
Texture Tuesday featuring: snakeskin trends and one of our Luxe VIP pillows
Snakeskin can be worn in many different ways these days and we love it! This past spring, we saw a sudden resurgence of serpentine prints in neutral hues on all kinds of accessories, and were delighted to note even more snakeskin for fall, albeit with a twist. This time around, snake prints are available in a slew of bright hues, and can be found on everything from beautiful blazers and skintight pants to wallpaper and pillows. Of course, no matter if you’re a risk-taker or prefer a more classic look, you can always punch up your wardrobe (and home!) with some colorful snakeskin accents. We think clutches, and even jewelry, blend well with any seasonal outfit.
Used in moderation, snakeskin often adds a chic sense of style and intrigue in
both fashion and design. Because of its natural origins, snakeskin may often be
used as a textured neutral, making it an extremely versatile choice when styling fashion for your home of workspace. Depending upon its color and surroundings, snakeskin can translate as sophisticated, edgy, sleek, and confident. However…be warned…too much snakeskin inserted in the wrong context may also translate as tacky. XO PG
Golden Yellow 1950's Silk with One-of-a-Kind Vintage Brooch
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Texture Tuesday featuring: floral prints and a pair of our Redbrick Modern pillows
This summer has been beautiful and full of blossoms and wildlife here in Austin. In honor of the flowers blooming everywhere, floral prints are our favorite trends this week. Vivid island colored flowers have hit the runways and now homes. Vintage fabrics are popular on many different home decor goods. Our favorite is upholstered on chairs or couches! So buy some fresh cut flowers today and enjoy the rest of your summer! XO PG
Aqua Silk Floral Brocade on Gold Italian Linen
We have tons of floral options on our website at www.deborahmaindesigns.com. To place custom orders, please contact our studio at 512.447.9807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texture Tuesday featuring: red, white and blue trends and one of our Limited Edition pillows
Just in case you didn’t get enough red, white and blue last week, here are some more ideas to get you through the summer. The fourth of July always brings out these three symbolic colors all over the country. The celebration of our nation’s independence is associated with sizzling barbeques, dazzling fireworks and our beautiful flag can be seen waving freely in the wind. If there was ever a time to get decked out in red, white and blue — not to mention stars and stripes — it would be for the fourth of July. All manner of apparel, accessories and home decor are available in bright to muted shades of these colors and patterns this time of year. Whether you’re at a beach front home or on your way to a splendid vacation, remember to add a dose of colorful flair to an outdoor dining area with an accent or two. Whether traditional or modern in style, these colors can add a crisp and energetic look that’s simple and fresh. Stripes and linen have been a big look this season, and with holiday sales, now’s the time to swoop in and snag a top or two, or that perfect accent piece for your home. So channel your inner Uncle Sam and flaunt that red, white and blue this month and all year long! XO PG
Limited Edition vintage red and blue linen pillow; last pair just sold.
My daughter displaying our first flag cake! (Yes, a tad flat….but another layer next year will be perfect!)
Limited Edition red and blue floral linen fabric available for custom order in various sizes and quantities.
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Texture Tuesday featuring: diamond prints and two of our Redbrick Modern pillows
Trending this week are diamond prints! From rhinestone textures to colorful prints – and a bedroom headboard to your fingernails - this trend can be seen in a wide variety of interesting designs. It’s no secret that bold prints, and even pastels, are all the rage this season, so naturally diamond prints fit right in and must be next on our trend list. We like to think of it as a modern take on the classic argyle pattern that your seeing in fashion clothing and styling for the home. Around for years, this pattern features a lot of textures and variation in coloring and size. Sometimes even a traditional pattern like this can be slightly twisted and elongated for a more modern take. It adds a bit of jazz and brilliant texture to any object, yet remains classic and simple. We love quilted diamond prints on anything. So remember, diamonds are always a girl’s best friend! XO PG
Texture Tuesday featuring: chain link trends and one of our Redbrick Modern pillows
There is no denying that bold prints are all the rage this season! Chain link prints are equal parts party girl and Park Avenue princess. From Louis Vuitton to Stella McCartney, cheeky chain prints are having a moment, linking everything from accessories and ready-to-wear to sporty shoes. With a nod to ’80s hip-hop, the bling-heavy print adds a touch of glam with a slyly ironic wink. We’ve seen the look on the runways and on the streets of the hippest US cities. We love when this print is added to homes as well. So remember chain link prints are as good as gold this season! XO PG
Texture Tuesday featuring: yellow & gray trends and one of our Limited Edition pillows
Our latest obsession: yellow and gray! This trend has stuck around in the fashion and home decor world for a couple years now, yet continues to be fresh. Nothing goes better with gray, in our minds, than yellow. Adding a bright color with a dull neutral creates a beautiful color palette that looks good on all aspects of design. We cannot resist a yellow and gray pattern on anything! It looks classically chic on items around the home, yet looks exquisitely elegant on the runways. Mixing this trend with cream and black can also add some vintage spunk to the palette. So think bright and lively as you shop around for yellow and gray this season. XO PG
Texture Tuesday featuring: mint green trends and one of our Luxe VIP pillows
Mint green is classically chic and trending this summer! This pastel shade is bold and that perfect combo of blueish green. I would make sure to not overdo with this color, but focus on just one piece for an ultimate statement. If you’re hesitant of how to incorporate it into your wardrobe or home, think pastel shades as updated neutrals. Mint green is an easy way to freshen things up. This trend is not limited to just clothing, it’s popping up in home decor as well. This cool green hue gives all your fashion and beauty basics a refreshing twist. So go grab yourself a carton of mint chocolate chip ice cream and sprinkle your life with a touch of mint green this season! XO PG
Texture Tuesday featuring: coral trends and one of our VIP pillows
One of this season’s biggest trends is the color coral. Nothing lifts us out of our why-isn’t-it-hot-yet blues more than wearing a pop of color. This summer, it’s all about integrating hints of redish, pinky corals into our wardrobe. Coral is everywhere and we cannot get enough of it. We’ve bought coral earrings, shoes and dresses because we’re just loving this color oh-so-much!! It’s really showing up in homes too and looks great paired with hints of gold. Painting one of the rooms in your house coral can bring a smile to anyone’s face who sees it. From the runways to the department stores, along with color-blocking, bright coral is without a doubt a big trend this season. And it’s really no surprise, not only is this color eye-catching and bright, but it’s also girly and fresh….perfect for spring and summer outings. Celebrities have been wearing it everywhere from the red carpet to the grocery store. Give it a try – you too can pull of this great trend with style! XO PG
P.S. We might even have a tiny bit more (for one small pillow) of this gorgeous fabric which actually features blood red coral on a brilliant aqua silk. You never know availability, so always please call our studio to inquire!
Fringe is hot this season! - featuring one of Deborah Main's pillows
Fringe has been slowly making a comeback on the runways. This summer and into the fall/winter seasons it will add a playful touch to your wardrobe and home. Fringe dates back to the roaring 1920′s when women wore necklaces and dresses with beaded fringe. This year fringe has been seen on designer handbags and shoes…and more recently as decor accents in our homes. Hanging fringe from your ceiling in an open doorway, or to partition a dining area off of a main room, can add mysterious drama to your home while also being a tad flirty. Fringe bangs have also been popular for a few years now and can add depth to your hair. Whether its on a pillow, shoes, hair or handbag, be sure you don’t go overboard, as one accent piece with fringe can go a long way! XO PG
Vintage Maltese Cross "Signed" Hattie Carnegie Brooch on Purple Velvet with multi-colored fringe. From our LUXE VIP Collection featuring wearable vintage brooches.
This pillow is a throwback to the 1920's! But we put a modern spin on it by stitching this fun and flirty vintage French trim. From our Rococo Ribbon Collection.
These pillows can be found at our website here. As holiday gift markets draw near, we’ll be adding more fringe pillows to our collections cause they’re SO fun to make! Contact our studio for custom orders anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Dubbed “Pillow Goddess” by Houston House & Home, award-winning designer Deborah Main aims to spice up your life with a little fashion for you and fashion for the home. This blog is her weekly “Pillow Talk” musings on everything with style from art to shoes (and pillows of course). Let us dazzle you with all the simple, yet luxurious, finer things in life. Enjoy!